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I've decided i quite like making little goals every month mainly because last month i did really well with my little April goals and i think it's important to sit and think what you want to get out of 4 short weeks.
So although it was tricky here's my 3 little May goals:
We have lived by 'Dulcie May Kitchen' for 5 years now and never gone there. Problem is there a multiple cafes like this so i'm keen to take advantage of the weekends and check them out. P.S that slice looks delicious and it tasted delicious to!
This doesn't have to be much. It might be baking for someone, picking them up a little gift they may like or helping them with a task. The key to this one though is to find the JOY in the task not doing it because you feel you have to.
My friends will probably not be impressed that i put this pic up but they are all LOVELY!! I want to make sure i put in extra effort with them. It's actually really hard because life gets busy and sometimes other things take priority over our friends. So even if it's just a text every week to check in with how they're doing i want to put in the effort.
So there you go those are my little May goals and now it's your turn
Take in these pics and then i'll say what I want to say...
Phrases like that you hear often but do you actually take them in?. It's so easy just to glance over words, but words are powerful and when you take them to heart especially these ones, well see what happens.
A friend recently sent me the below picture and if your the kind of person that thinks in pictures maybe this will help you get it.
The moral of the story which i hope you get is.... YOU ARE GOOD!!!! and because YOU ARE GOOD, DO GOOD FOR OTHER PEOPLE.
Every month i've gotten into the habit of settting myself little goals that are easy to achieve. Believe me it makes you feel good on the inside. So here's mine for April and i encourage you to set some as well.
Alright, your turn what are your very achievable April goals?
I know creepy crawlies serve their purpose and that they're all God's creatures. But why are they so scary??
Maybe this is something that is built into girls or maybe i'm just a scaredy cat but i can't handle them.
Take this stick insect. It's incredible what they can camoflage with but when i found this guy hanging on my wing mirror i even found it hard to get out of my car. I mean hey what if it had jumped on me?? Luckily brave Peter from work was keen to extract it and then decided chasing me with it was also a good idea eek!!!
Then there's spiders. Little spiders are ok i can handle them, however behind my house is a cave and the cave spiders are not so little. I may have called my hubby crying on the phone because there was a giant spider (literally the size of the palm of my hand) and i couldn't move until he came home. Here's an example of one of my 'friends' he's not so big but still creepy.
So maybe I need to harden up and appreciate these little critters, but for now they freak me out!!
I try not to get too deep and meaningful but the last few weeks have been a series of deep and meaningful events (Life FM support drive, friends getting sick etc..) We went for coffee with friends the other day and they asked what our motivation in life was? Was it flash cars, owning our own home, travelling etc... All of these things would be fantastic but when it come down to it me and my husband both said people!
I work at Life FM to impact people, I try to do random acts of kindness to imapct people, I volunteer at my church to impact people.
Yesterday hubby and I got honured at church for the things we do. I got given a beautiful bunch of flowers and we get to go out for dinner together which is just so sweet. We don't do these things for the glory but because we truly have a heart for people. All that i could think of is that I am blessed to be able to bless others!
Maybe it's a question you need to ask yourself. What's you motivation in life??
I'm the kind of person that loves giving. I love buying gifts, making people smile and planning surprises. So for my Mum's Birthday i planned her a breakfast party.
Now don't stop reading because you're thinking it's too much effort or it's too expensive. All you need is a little thought & creativity or you can steal the ideas of what i did haha.
Really the key is to make the room look pretty:
1. Brown Paper - this is your friend. It's cheap (you can get it from the $2 shop) and very versatile. I used it to cut out placemats and layed doiley's over the top (also from the $2 shop). Handy hint as well is to carry it through into your gift wrapping.
2. Pom Poms- I have a thing about pom pom's at the moment, they're just so cute. I picked up some wool from the op shop which made it a bargain.
Now surely you remember how to make these from when you were a child with some cardboard and scissors. But if you want to get all fancy there are pom pom kits you can buy. I hot glued mine onto some sticks and hey presto pom pom flowers. I also made mini ones to wrap around serviettes.
3. Bunting - Hunting Letter Flags have got you covered there. They have bunting you can hire for $1.50 per metre. It's cheaper than i could make it myself and oh so pretty. The hard bit was getting it off Mum at the end of the day when she'd become attached to it.
So that's decoration. Then came food, YUM! Food doesn't have to be tricky. If you want you can just fire up the BBQ and grill all sorts of goodies. We did french toast (bacon + banana & berry)
Then to finish of the perfect DIY party all you need is cake (well or cupcakes in this case). These are red velvet cupcakes, recipe here. I'm still perfecting my icing skills but my tip is to make sure you keep icing your hands (not with the frosting, with ice from the freezer). I find my hands are always toastie warm and my icing gets all melty and doesn't pipe well so keeping them cold solved that issue. These ones have worked out much better than my past attempts.
So there you go. DIY party planning isn't that hard. Have fun with it and make someone else smile!
I think i've officially gone 'app crazy'. I feel like i go through phases with my phone, sometimes it's just there for texting, calling and the interwebs but at the moment it is all about the apps.
So here's a few of my favs at the moment.
I love that with a smartphone you have a camera with you wherever you go. Even more fun is editing and playing with the pics. You probably know about instagram etc, so i'll move away from those. What i would suggest though is:
1. Afterglow - It's just a little more comprehensive when it comes to picture editing
2. Over - i've always wanted to add pretty quotes and titles to my pics and now i can. As they say on TV "here's one i prepared earlier"
3. 4 pics 1 word - when you've finished tinkering with all your photos you can have a play with this app. It's pretty straight forward (4 pics and you just need to work out their common link which is a word). I say straight forward but i have wasted a lot of time working out links between pics which should be super easy.
Have fun discovering/wasting time with those apps. What are you favourite apps on your smartphone??
I love Valentines Day. Not because it's a commercial holiday that tries to convince you to buy things but more because it's nice to do things for other people.
Valentines Day in the Life FM office has been fun & very creative. It started with making metres & metres of love heart bunting out of newspaper. It was so nice to see how stoked everyone was when they walked in for the day.
Then came time for coffee run. We found cute little coffee sleeves that we printed off as modelled by Saskia & I.
So enjoy your Valentines Day & see what you can do to brighten someone elses day. It's not just for couples, it's for those you appreciate. Get creative & DIY!